Modlib in the movies (and the media)

20 Ants archetype at 20ants.com
Thu Feb 17 22:18:36 EST 2005


In late 2004 there was a movie called "Mr. 3000" about an arrogant ass of a 
baseball player who suddenly quits his team and abandons his fans when he 
gets his 3000th hit and potentially makes the Baseball Hall of Fame. Of 
course karma dictates that the tabulation is wrong and months later he has 
to rejoin the now-disgruntled team to make two more hits. Along the way he 
is humbled and ultimately learns the expected life lessons before an 
appropriate ending where he sacrifices his pride and personal goals for the 
good of the team.

It's all fairly predictable, but a nice, fun movie and worth a few bucks to 
see. The main idea, here, is...

At the end of the movie, after he's "reformed" by his life lessons, he's in 
a brief scene in a park-like setting with his girlfriend. He's lying on the 
grass reading what is obviously an ML (sans dust jacket, Toledano #7 or 8 
spine) front and center in the frame. Goes by too fast for me to tell what 
the title might be. The point is that he's gotten serious about the 
pleasure of intellectual pursuit and the writers thought that an ML 
exemplified this. And it was probably cost-effective as a prop.

-Michael

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